Grossmont College was recognized as a Top 100 associate degree-awarding college for minorities by Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, which released its annual rankings this month.
This year’s Top 100 list examined national data from the 2018 – 2019 academic year, the most recent year available. The rankings were assigned based on the number of minority students who received degrees. Grossmont College ranked:
• No. 69 for awarding degrees to students who identify as a minority (African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latinx, Native American or Pacific Islander)
• No. 70 for awarding degrees to Hispanics/Latinx students
• No. 58 for awarding degrees to Asian American students
• No. 32 for awarding degrees to students who identify as two or more races
“This is further evidence of Grossmont College’s state-wide award-winning efforts to improve outcomes for all students while facilitating increasingly equitable outcomes for minority students,” said Grossmont College President Nabil Abu-Ghazaleh. “Kudos to our faculty and staff as they support our students on their academic journey, as well as to our students who persevere despite the obstacles they may face.”
During the 2018 – 2019 academic year, Grossmont College awarded 1,334 minority students with associate degrees out of a total 1,860 graduates that year. That year’s graduating class also included 817 Hispanic/Latinx students, 243 Asian American students and 149 students who identified as two or more races.
For more information about the Top 100 rankings, visit www.diverseeducation.com/top100 . Diverse: Issues In Higher Education is a source of critical news, information and insightful commentary on the full range of issues concerning diversity in American higher education.
About Grossmont College
As a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Grossmont College is “Transforming Lives Through Education” and has served the diverse educational needs of San Diego’s East County since 1961. With more than 150 certificate and associate-degree programs, Grossmont College provides workforce training, career development and transferable college-level coursework to its more than 16,000 students. For more information, visit www.grossmont.edu.